Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for Keith Country Day School.
Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Keith School buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center plus some local businesses at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount – from one to fifteen percent or more – is our school’s revenue. There is no minimum or maximum order. In the past Keith School has been able to raise close to $10,000 using the scrip program. This is a no cost to you fundraiser. If you pay $20, you will receive a $20 gift card.
Families can earn a tuition credit when ordering through the scrip program. The credit for purchases made from 5-1-16 through 4-30-17 will be applied towards 2016-2017 tuition expenses. Keith families can promote scrip to grandparents or other family and friends and once they register their intended recipient, their purchases can apply towards tuition credit as well.
You can pay using a check, cash or automatic bank withdrawal (requires initial setup). The school processes the withdrawals and deposits the checks on Friday of each week. If you would like to pay using a credit or debit card you cannot receive tuition credit due to the processing costs. Credit and debit cards cannot be used for purchases that have a discount percentage of 4% or lower.
At this time, there are a few different options for ordering scrip. You may choose to go to www.shopwithscrip.com and put in your own order after entering in our Enrollment Code: 69D792584495. You will need to enter your family information and simply mark which scrip certificates you would like. This is a one-time set up. The next time you will simply need to log in and choose the scrip that you want, and select a payment method. It’s that easy.
Another option would be for you to simply fill out and submit the order form found at the link below and we will process your order. Orders with a selected payment method will be processed by 10:00 a.m. on Monday and available for pick up on Friday of that week. Orders submitted after 10:00 a.m. on Monday will be filled the following week.
In the past, some families were using the automatic withdrawal for their scrip. If you used this feature before and would like to continue, please contact Sherrie in the Business Office to verify your banking information.
Families may choose to sign up at www.shopwithscrip.com for PrestoPay and have their payment taken from their checking or savings account. All NSF (not sufficient funds) charges will be billed to the customer that made the order and could restrict the use of PrestoPay in the future.
If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Doherty.